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Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology
Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT), is a technological institute located in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. It is named after the Gujarati entrepreneur and Reliance group founder Dhirubhai Ambani. It is run by the Dhirubhai Ambani Foundation and is promoted by Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group.

DA-IICT began in August 2001 with an intake of 240 undergraduate students for its Bachelor of Technology program in Information and Communication Technology. Subsequently, it has been expanded to include postgraduate courses such as M.Des, MS(IT), MTech(ICT), MS(IT-Agriculture), along with a Doctorate program. The Bachelors programme is of four year duration.
The first batch of DA-IICT of post graduates passed out in 2004 and the first batch of graduates in 2005. It is rated high among engineering colleges of India.

• 3rd among top private engineering institutes of India. Electronics for you, 2010
• Only AAA+ rated engineering institute in Gujarat. Career 360, 2010
• 2nd best engineering institute in West India. EFY report,2010
• 5th among top 50 private engineering colleges of India. Appeared in Hindustan Times, 16 June 2010

IEEE student branch is most active is Gujarat section. It recently conducted summer school


Being a premier institute thousands of students apply every year. Due to limited seats, selection is done on the basis of All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) rank. In 2010, out of 1,150,000 aspirants who gave the AIEEE examination, DA-IICT invited students having 15,000 rank or below (general category) living outside Gujarat and 30,000 rank or below (general category) to fill Gujarat quota for admission. A few seats are reserved for NRI students.

Academic programs

It is the first institute in India to offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Information and Communication Technology.

Resource Centre, DAIICT

BTech (ICT) - Bachelor of Technology in Information and Communication Technology

The B.Tech programme in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a 4-year programme starting in July or August consisting of eight semesters. Students at undergraduate level take foundation courses in Computer Science, Electronics, Communications for two years. In the third year students opt for elective courses alongside some compulsory ones. Open electives are compulsory for all students. Undergraduate students take summer/winter internships in rural sites, industry or at any academic institutions including DA-IICT.Hostel is compulsory For BTech(ICT) students.

Lotus pond

The program includes: Core courses in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE), basic sciences and mathematics, humanities and social sciences, communication skills . Track core courses in both Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) as well as Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) (six tracks have been identified, Software Development, Distributed Systems, Computer Systems, Communication Systems, Communication Engineering and VLSI Design and Analysis) Technical, Science and Open elective courses Two of the three offered internships in breaks (summer or winter). B Tech project (full semester) . In all there are 27 core courses (including 2 Individual Seminar courses) appropriately clubbed with tutorials and labs – wherever necessary, 2 track core courses, 2 science courses (as elective), 6 technical electives and 3 open electives along with 2 internships and one B.Tech. Project.

MTech (ICT) - Master of Technology in Information and Communication Technology The MTech (ICT) program is a full time two years program open to graduates in ICT, Computer Science, Electronics and Communication, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation, IT or equivalent OR MSc degree in Physics, Electronics, Mathematics or Statistics, Bio-Technology and Ladwa Technology (Bio Technology only). The M.Tech (ICT) program meets the needs of students who wish to work in the area of Information and Communication Technology.

MSc(IT) - Master of Science in Information Technology The MS(IT) program is a full time two years program open to graduates in any discipline. Applicants must have at least two courses of Mathematics or Statistics in their undergraduate curriculum and must have completed at least one course on computer programming.

The program produces software developers to meet the needs of the IT industry. Subjects are Communications, Programming Paradigms, Algorithms, Network Programming, Software Engineering. At the end of the first year, the students undergo summer internship and during the last six months of the course, students do industrial training.

Night view

MSc (ICT-ARD) - Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology for Agriculture and Rural Development

The MS(ICT-ARD) program is a full time two years program open to graduates in agricultural sciences, engineering and allied fields. The program is designed to meet the needs for professionals who can apply Information Technology in agricultural and rural development and agri-business.

M Des - Masters in Design (Multimedia Design) The M.Des The Master in Design (Multimedia) program is a full time two-year program. The program is open to graduates of any discipline who have at least four years of education after completion of 10+2 or equivalent.


Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy The Ph.D program is a three to five years program. The doctoral program leading towards the award of the degree of Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D) provides the students an opportunity to train for independent research as a preparation for a career in academia or in R&D establishments. The program comprises both course and research work. The research work to be undertaken for Ph.D must include original work, and culminates in a thesis to be submitted for the doctoral degree.

Student achievements

• A student won Innovate4Women Award of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2010[3] and One of its team were National Finalist in Microsoft Imagine Cup India.[4]
• Two students won Google Women Engineering Award in year 2009 and 2010 [5][6]
• Two of its teams were winners at the Microsoft, High Performance Computing Scholars Program 2008 [7]
• Teams of four students each won the Microsoft Imagine cup for two consecutive years in 2006 and 2007 [8][9][10][11]
• Student teams won the TI DSP Design Competition in 2005, 2006 and 2007 [12]

In 2004, three students of DA-IICT challenged in the Gujarat High Court, the IIMA decision to not offer admission interviews to them citing their eligibility criteria (AIU or AICTE affiliation was needed at that time). The judgement was passed in the favor of students and the CAT eligibility criteria were subsequently modified.


DA-IICT has a modern, eco-friendly, fully networked campus with optical fibre cable connectivity between buildings. It has state-of-the-art IT infrastructure, computing and communication resources, electronic access controls and a payment system through smart cards.

The environment of the Institute - a cluster of minimalistic structures in the midst of the trees, shrubs and well-laid out lawns - provides a serene ambience to the campus. The campus has three air-cooled lecture theatres, two with a seating capacity of more than three hundred and one with a seating capacity of about two hundred and fifty, with modern audio and video presentation systems. The classrooms and tutorial rooms are equipped with audio-visual aids and have Internet connectivity.

Utilities and services such as the cafeteria, food courts, ATM, medical centre, campus shop, telephone kiosk, photocopying facility, open-air theatre are located within the campus.

Culture and student life

Extra-curricular activities include solving rural and urban problems, organisation of national level events and workshops, social service, stage and street plays, critical appreciation of films, learning foreign languages, appreciating cultural events organised by SPICMACAY and the like. The student government of DA-IICT aims to take care of the interests of the student body of DA-IICT. The college celebrates an annual festival

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